Kit and Caboodle: RV Gadgets & Goodies from SEMA

by Gary Wescott
February 2, 2017

  Perusing the aisles at the Las Vegas trade show, the world’s largest automotive aftermarket-equipment event, reveals an extravaganza of innovative products SEMA!What is it? Back in 1963 a handful of car guys founded the Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association. In 1967 when Noel Carpenter... Read more »

Rest Assured

January 6, 2017

  One of the most effective ways to improve the overall comfort of the RVing experience is to upgrade the standard bed with an adjustable sleeper. With more than 15 years supplying German bed systems, Axel Bloom offers adjustable beds with a frame that’s only 5 inches thick. Because the motors... Read more »

Keep the Lights On

by Bruce W. Smith and Kristopher Bunker
January 6, 2017

  Quiet, fuel-efficient portable generators are essential for RVing in remote settings. Briggs & Stratton’s PowerSmart Series P3000 inverter generator fits right in, supplying clean, stable electricity to run everything from laptops to TVs, while keeping the lights on and charging smartphones.... Read more »

One Mammoth Camper

by Donya Carlson
January 5, 2017

  If you’re someone who appreciates the freedom to roam without sacrificing the finer things in life, the four-season Mammoth truck camper for long-box, one-ton dually pickups may be just the ticket — and it has options galore. One of five camper models built by Host Campers, the 8-foot-wide,... Read more »

Terrific for 2017

by the RVBusiness staff
December 24, 2016

  As the New RV models roll onto dealers’ lots, look for crowd-pleasing concepts — from vintage-style trailers and tiny toy haulers to luxury fifth-wheels with picture windows and motorhome pedigrees When designers for Keystone RV’s Montana fifth-wheel brand came up with the concept of installing... Read more »

On-the-Road Sun Blocker

by Bruce W. Smith
December 19, 2016

With the risk of skin cancer on the rise, sunburn on the left arm and neck of drivers and the right side of front-seat passengers isn’t a matter to be taken lightly. Xpel Technologies claims its new Prime XR window film blocks 99 percent of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The film, guaranteed... Read more »

Dutchmen Kodiak

by Donya Carlson
December 19, 2016

  Variety is the spice of life, they say, and Dutchmen has taken that to heart by offering 24 floorplans in its Kodiak travel-trailer line. The 2017 Kodiak comes in three price points — Ultimate, Express and Express Expandable — in variations with no slideouts to up to three of the expandable... Read more »

A Breath of Fresh Air

December 15, 2016

  Air-helper springs are a godsend to RVers who want to control their tow vehicle’s attitude, handling and ride quality as driving conditions change. Firestone Industrial Products has taken these to a new level with Ride-Rite All-In-One wireless kits that bundle high-performance air springs with... Read more »

Outdoor-Adventure Box

by Bruce W. Smith
November 30, 2016

  Stumped on what to give adventuresome friends and family members for the holidays? Consider a Cairn gift subscription. Cairn is an outdoor enthusiast’s version of a monthly wine club that puts three to six innovative and useful new outdoor products worth up to $50 into the hands of subscribers... Read more »

Take a Load Off

by Bruce W. Smith
November 30, 2016

  Standard rear leaf springs on pickup trucks and vans can flatten out under the hitch weight of a trailer, and adding leaf-type overloads to help reduce flex can create a harsh ride when not towing. Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) gives factory springs the ability to carry the load without compromising... Read more »

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